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Is my 14th great grandfather noticed you are are of relation to him as well
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Karen EAGLE Moman
Thank you for you input.
All original records are typed as found.

There were five Howard Havens in early Tazewell Co.VA
1. Howard Havens 1734-1787
Married Ruth Hall

2. Howard Havens who married Martha ”Mattie’ Davidson on 30 Mar 1809 in Tazewell Co VA -a daughter of Col. Joseph Davidson 1762-1849 & Matilda Amanda Patton 1769-1850.
Col Joseph Davidson as on of John Goolman “The Settler” Davidson 1725-1793 & Martha Draper 1718-1805

# 189, Clear Fork Township, P. O. Blue Stone, read August 9, 1870
[Living between the properties of # 188 Rev. William Summers & Martha L. (Bane) Summers who was the d/o William Russell Bane & Nancy Havens. Seven children were in the Summers home in 1870. At # 190 lived Lee Bane , age 39, & Louisa Bane and their 3 children. I feel certain Lee Bane is a kinsman of William Russell Bane, but unable to find a connection, at this time. On Jan 10, 1896 a Lee Bane , age 65, the same age as this Lee Bane at # 190, was killed by a train at Graham, Tazewell Co., VA., however, he was listed as single and a son of A. J. Bane-no mother listed].
WILLIAM R. BANE, 64, Farmer, Value iof property: $12,000 (A great amount in this era), all b. VA
.....Nancy, 58, keeping house
.....Joseph H., 30, at home
.....Mollie, 18, at home
.....W. Edward, 16, at home

Will of Howard Havens probated Jan 1833, WB 2 pg 19 : Leaves proberty
to wife Martha, children John, Matilda Whitlely wife of David, and Nancy
Bane wife of Russell Bane

You asked: “What information did you have that suggested Howard Havens died in 1830s???”
I am assuming you meant this Howard Havens!!!!!!
It seems that Howard Havens would have died before:
12 Jan 1837 when Martha “Mattie” (Davidson) Havens married Howard Harmon Bane-who was first married to Lettice Thornton “Lettie” Hickman

NOWHERE IN Find A Grave Memorial# 21574139 Do I find the name JOHN GOOLMAN DAVIDSON—could you please tell me where it is. I guess I just overlooked same


3.Howard Havens 1788- 1869 married Dicy Jane King (several spellings of given name)
(Other given names of which Dicey/Dice/Dicy were names of endearment:
Brodecia, Rodecia, Eurodica , Dicena, and Theodoceia.)

U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about Howard Havens
Name: Howard Havens
Gender: Male
Spouse Name: Dicie King
Number Pages: 1

Virginia, Marriages, 1740-1850 about Howard Havins (sic)
Name: Howard Havins
Gender: Male
Spouse Name: Mattey Davidson
Spouse Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 30 Mar 1809
County: Tazewell

Two governors of Virginia descended from Howard Havens. They were J. Hoge Tyler and George C. Perry.

"EARLY ADVENTURES ON WESTERN WATERS", Vol I Kegley & Kegley pg 227-228

Name spelled Hevin, Heavin, Havens, Haven

THE HAVEN BROTHERS, JOHN (JR) AND HOWARD, probably settled on the east side of the New River, not far from Pepper’s Ferry about 1770. Their tract of 330 acres was a patent to Reuben Rutherford in1754 and came into the possession of John Haven, Sr., the father of Howard and John. The father made the deed to his sons for the property in 1770. At this same date Howard Haven purchased 85 acres on the Crab Creek from the Teaters, but within two years this altter site was sold to John Taylor (Summers, Annals, pp. 534, 546).

John Haven, Sr., was an early settler on Goose Creek, receiving a patent for his lands there in 1762 (Kegley, Virginia Frontier, p.103). He probably never resided in the New River . John Haven (also spelled Hevin, Heavin, Heavns etc.) wrote his will on March 23, 1774 and it was recorded in Botetourt County in 1784. He began by revoking and "Disannulling" all other wills. To his beloved son, James, and his daughter, Mary, Mary Finley, wife of Thomas Finley now in Carolina he left 400 acres "I now live on" equally. He noted that "the woman I now have as my wife is to have her thirds thereon for life and no longer". To my sons, Howard and John, he noted he had already given them their share of land on the New River. To his "deer" daughter, Mary Finley, he left a mare and her colt. The rest of the estate was to be sold and the money divided between sons, James, Howard and John, except Sarah, his wife was to have her thirds. Sons, Howard and John were to act as executors (Botetourt Will Book "H", p. 211).

A codicil to the will was written May 25, 1778. It stated that if these sons are not willing to serve as executors of the estate then frien Samuel Robinson and son James were to serve. The body of the will was signes Heavin, and the codicil signed John Hevin Senr. Howard Haven, the surviving executor, received the certificate of probate.

Daniel Dunbar Howe in his book "Listen to the Mockingbird" gives some information about John Haven in New Kent County, MD., in the 1730’s but presumes that John and his wife Sarah came to New River shortly after 1739 when they disappear from Maryland records. He fails to mentiom that John owned lands on Goose Creek and left a will in 1784. Neither does the author mention the information in the wills of John Haven, Jr., and his brother, Howard, both recorded in Montgomery County, VA.

John , Howard and Thomas Haven appear on the 1771 titable list for New River (Kegley, "Tithables"). In 1773 John was reported as a constable on New River, and in 1774reported he had grown 426 lbs. of hemp (Summers, Annals, pp. 614,621). In 1774 he took up a Syrvey of 176 acres on Sugar Run Bottom on the west side of the New River (Fincastle and Montgomery Plat Book A).

In 1775 and 1777 John was a road worker and overseer of the road. In 1779 he was overseer of the road from Pepper’s ferry to the forks of the road above Price’s, but in November 1780, the court appointed Joseph Grey, Gent. to take the place as John Havens was reported deceased. (Summers, "Annals", pp 476, 745.)

James and John Haven were listed in Captains Burk’s Company in 1774 (Thwaites and Kellog, "Dunmore’s War" p. 399). In 1777 William Preston wrote to Colonel William Fleming that the men in Burk’s Company had refused to take the oath of allegiance, and stated that Price, Bane, Shull and Heavins "are the ringleaders of the Tories" (Virginia Papers, Draper Mss., 2 ZZ 43). John and his sons, James and William, were tried as Tories. John Haven in a letter to William Preston avowed his innocence and refused to take the oath, but asked compassion on his wife and children (Preston Papers, Draper Mss., 5 QQ42; see also Tories this publication).

John Haven (Jr.) wrote his will in 1777 and it was recorded on Aug 6, 1782 (Montgomery County Will Book "B", p. 52). He left his estate to his wife, Mary, and his lands were to be divided between his sons, James and Richard, their land adjoining John’s brother, Howard Haven. Son William was to have the land on Walker’s Creek. Daughters mentioned were Rebeckah, Margaret, Ruth, Rhodey and Elizabeth. James Havens was a witness to the will.

The estate of John Haven, (Jr) was appraised and recorded in Will Book "B", p. 61. Among the items listed were the following:
a bull
plow irons
ring & wedges
a bell
a pot
a hammer
a pot rack
6 plates
one platter
a loom & gears
a coat & jacket
a broach
smoothing irons
branding iron
a big wheel
bed & furniture

James Haven sold his share of his father’s estate to James Craig in 1799 and Richard’s share (121 acres) was purchased in 1809 by the same James Craig (Montgomery County Deed Book "C", pp. 168, 228).

Howard Haven , born 1734, married Ruth Hall, daughter of William Hall. She was born about 1730 and died in 1809 when she became lost in the woods en route to visit the family at Lovely Mount Tavern (Howe, "Listen to the Mockingbird", p. 367). Howard Haven died 13 Feb., 1787. He wrote his will 30 January, 1787 and it was recorded shortly after (Montgomery WillBook "B", p. 97). By this will he devised his lands to his sons, William and john, stating that it joined their deceased uncle John’s land. Johngot the lower part where his father lived and Willliam the upper part of the plantation adjoining Jacob Shell. Howard mentioned his wife Ruth, and his daughters Elizabeth Bane (born1759, wife of James bane, Jr.), Mary Brown *born 1760), Sarah Shell (born 1768, wife of Christian Shell) and Nancy. In 1790 Nancy married Daniel Howe, son of Joseph Howe of Back Creek.

Howard Haven’s estate was appraised and recorded in Will Bool "B", p. 145, and listed several items including the following:
12 horses
17 cattle
10 sheep
one still
a wagon
4 collars & chains
a set of blacksmith tools
iron tools
2 guns
a woman’s saddle
a flax wheel
3 bells
a be, dresser & furniture
2 Dutch ovens
frying pn
wool wheel
loom & tackle
9 barrels
7 tubs
other beds and furniture not mentioned
clothing not itemized
a hat
a chest
6 chairs
some books
a wagon
wool shears
and anvil
11 hogs. The appraised valeu was £ 208.3.10.

Howard Haven’s son, John (1764-1840), married Mary Pepper, the daughter of Samuel Pepper, and bought 737 acres known as Lovely Mount from Abram Trigg and his wife, Susanna in 1795. After 32 years at this site, John Haven and his wife moved to Indiana (Montgomery Co Deed Book "B", p. 232) selling to William Baskerville in 1827 (Deed Book "K", p. 28). The Lovely Mount tract was next sold to James Cecil, who sold it to William Radford.

Howard Haven’s son, William, called William, Sr., received a grant for two tracts of land on Plum Creek being 175 acres granted 1797 and 200 acres granted in 1801. William and Jean Pepper who owned the Bingman Mill place sold it to William Haven, Sr., in 1801 (Montgomery County Deed Book "C", p. 458). In tow separate deeds all of thois property was conveyed to William Haven, Jr., of Putman County, Indiana as attorney for William Haven, Sr., of Morgan County, Indians to John Haven, Jr., in 1827 and 1831 (Montgomery County Deed Book "K", pp. 41, 637). To his father’s lands ., added 891/2 acres from John and Mary Pepper and in 1843 entered 92 3/4 acres of vacant land adjoining. The plantation was then surveyed in an inclusive survey in 1843 and contained 612 acres located on both sides of Plum Creek and extended to the New River (Montgomery County Survey Book "F", p. 334). John Haven lived out his life here and operated the mill until 1853. The mill is gone but the log house remains habitable and is located below Highway 11, east of Radford.

William Haven also purchased land from John Cofer in 1819 and in 1829 sold William Cofer 101 acres (Montgomery County Deed Book "G", 118; "K", p. 374). William Haven also owned Grills plantation located between Plum Creek and Conley’s Branch (Deed Book "C", pp. 86, 312).

I have found several Diocena’s whose name of endearment was “Dicey/Dicy”. I do not know for certain what our Dicy/Dicey’s real name was. The 1850 Tazewell CO VA Census states that she was 58 years of age and from NC. I have found no marriage record in Tazewell CO VA., that would be ,without a doubt, this couple.

Other given names of which Dicey/Dice/Dicy were names of endearment:
Brodecia, Rodecia, Eurodica and Theodoceia.

“1872-1896 DEATH Register of Tazewell Co., VA” By Wilson & Wilson, 1861-1863 death dates run together-hard to tell which year, unless I have a second source
Page 9-10
20 July 1874 Tazewell Co VA
Dica Havens: cause of death - Flux age: 76 Stated place of birth as Tazewell Co VA., bu that is wrong. No parents are listed and she was listed as a Widow. Her death was reported by L.Havens, her son. This age does not agree with the age of the census reports. In 1850 her age was listed as 58 and in 1860 her age was listed as 70.

James Allen ‘Jimmy’ Thomason was cleaning the Wexler Tabor Cemetery in May 2001. Near the Wexler Tabor Cemetery Jimmy found and Old Cemetery.

The only tomstone read :

…agea.. (sic) Uncertain what this word represented-Karen

May 17, 2001
I just talked to Fannie Ellis Dickenson. "After my company leaves, I want Jimmy to take me to see the old graveyard." (She also wants to see the Wexler Tabor)

Regarding the OLD Cemetery (possibly HAVENS) found about 56 yards from the Wexler Tabor Cemetery at Mudfork, Tazewell Co., VA.

Fannie Ellis Dickerson told me that she and her aunt, Dora Purcilla Kinzer, used to take flowers to the OLD CEMETERY that Jimmy found in 2001. Fannie had never heard it called a Havens Cemetery but I believe
MDH, b. 1788-d. 1849 is most likely a HAVENS. There was not another local famil y, in that area at the time, that their surname would have started with an "H." However, the fact that Dora Kinzer & Fannie Ellis
Dickenson decorated the graves at that OLD cemetery leads me to believe it is possible the MDH was kin to my line. Perhaps M D H was a person kin to Howard Havens whom married Dicy Jane King.
Fannie and Dora Kinzer are my kin. She knows that there was an old HAVENS home in the area, of the cemetery, and that Michael & Anne Kinzer lived there since that is where John Broce Kinzer & Phillip Kinzer lived after the CIVIL WAR, before they married the two Tabor daughters of
Richard Adam Tabor/Adam Richard Tabor & Mildred Permelia Shrader.
John Borce Kinzer married Clarissa Jennette Tabor
Phillip Kinzer married Margaret Lavenia Tabor
Fanny Ellis Dickenson via telephone conversation in September, 1998:
(Also written by her for the "Tazewell Co., VA. Heritage" page 90)
"Phillip and his brother, John B., were walking home from the CIVIL WAR. They met two beautiful young girls on the road. They did not know their names but they said, "There go our future wives".

Because John & Phillip did not know the names of the young women, they met on the road, Fannie thinks the family apparently moved to Tazewell Co., VA., from Montgomery Co., VA (Blacksburg area) while John Broce Kinzer & Phillip Kinzer were in the Civil War.

Since the land known as the "Havens Tract" was in the area and members of the Howard Havens & Dicy King families lived in this same area, I can’t help but wonder if this might have been the mother or father of Howard Havens who married Dicy Jane King, of NC

U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 about Howard Havens
Name: Howard Havens
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Estimated birth year: abt 1789
Birth Place: Virginia, USA
Age: 80
Death Date: Oct 1869
Cause of Death: Chronic Diarrhea
Census Year: 1870
Census Place: Clear Fork, Tazewell, Virginia

Howard Havens (son of # 3) Married Sarilda Harman in 1847

Marriage: pg 37
Tazewell Co., VA
“ December 16th 1847- Celebrated the rites of matrimony betwixt Howard Havens and Sarilda Harmon by license”. Wm. V. Shannon

# 324
HAVENS, HOWARD age 28 farmer b. VA
.....Zarclas age 28 (should be Zarilda/Sarilda)

5. Howard Havens b. 1 Feb 1846 and died Feb 1850 a son of Lewis King Havens & Catherine White –A GRANDSON OF # 3

There may be others but these are the only five I chronicled

And as you said:
Just want to be sure we have correct info out there.

As of this day I have 80, 625 (Eighty thousand, six hundred and twenty-five) names in my genealogy file. Unless my attention is drawn to a name it most likely is not revisited

Karen EAGLE Moman
Added by Karen EAGLE Moman on Jun 10, 2016 4:33 PM
Nareen, et al
Sarah Baldwin
Their suggestion:
DUPLICATE Find A Grave Memorial for Sarah BRYAN m Baldwin m Astwood
# 36034117; #28222832
You may want to COMBINE with the other manager.

#28222832 is where she is actually buried.
# 36034117 is a monument on a bridge and nobody is buried there. The latter is called a Cenotaph and both are acceptable on Find A Grave.
Added by Nareen, et al on Feb 22, 2016 10:52 PM
B Freed
I have made the additions you requested
Added by B Freed on Feb 21, 2016 9:07 PM
B Freed
Sarah Baldwin
I thank you for your suggestion about combining memorial 36034117 and 28222832. Yes it is the same Sarah Baldwin but two different cemeteries so no combining can be done. #36034117 is a memorial in the Milford Founders Cemetery which is a memorial site for the founders of Milford. 28222832 is her memorial in the Milford cemetery. Each memorial is for 2 different places in Milford and both are correct as posted on Find A Grave so no combining needed. Barbara
Added by B Freed on Feb 21, 2016 5:52 PM
Thomas Kirk
Hello, I saw your post to the FindAGrave memorial page for Thomas Kirk (1778-1846) and the note identifying him as "Billy's 5th great-grandfather." Thomas was also my 5th great-grandfather. I'm working with a group of Thomas' descendants to research his ancestry and origins. If you'd like to join us, we have a Facebook group:
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